ENSICOM 50-MW/600-MWh liquid air energy storage (LAES) facility

“UK storage solutions company Highview Power and Chilean backup power supplier Energia Latina SA (Enlasa) will build a plant that will liquefy atmospheric air at minus 196 degrees Celsius (-320 degrees F) using a Claude cycle before storing it in thermally insulated tanks. When energy is required, the air is heated and regasified to produce a high-pressure airflow to drive a turbine and generate electricity.

Construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2024. The plant would initiate operations in 2026 and run for an estimated period of 40 years.”

Category

Renewable Energy

Country

Chile

Project Type

Liquid Air Energy Storage

USD$160 Million

Estimated USD Cost

2022

Year

Announced

Status

Chile

Country

Capacity

50000 KW

Funding

N/A

Funding

N/A

Development Partner

Highview Power, Energia Latina SA (Enlasa)

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